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Subject To Potential Errors And Distortions

by Fadi Tabbal



Lebanese musician, producer, and sound engineer Fadi Tabbal’s solo work consists of guitar pieces ranging from stripped acoustics to ambient and electronic-inspired treatments. He has released 4 albums since 2013, including 'On The Rooftop Looking Up' [2013], 'Museum Of Disappearing Buildings' [Beacon Sound/Ruptured, 2015], 'How's Annie' [Ruptured, 2016] and 'Music For The Lonely Vol.1' [Beacon Sound, 2018].

On this fifth solo album, he delves deeper into the theme of alienation in a suffocating city. Composed and conceived almost entirely at his home in Beirut during quarantine, the record is his most intimate yet. While his previous solo work consisted solely of guitar pieces, this time Tabbal adds tape loops, vocal samples and synthesizers to his sound palette in an attempt to convey the subjectivity of memory and our tendency to write and rewrite history according to the present.
The result is seven pieces that veer between minimalism and ambient music akin to recent outings by Pan American’s Mark Nelson and mid-period Stars of the Lid. Three of the tracks feature the voice of Julia Sabra, singer for Beirut dream-pop group Postcards.

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released October 23, 2020

Music by Fadi Tabbal.
Performed on electric guitar, synthesizers and cassette tapes.
Voice samples by Julia Sabra.

Recorded and mixed between January and April 2020 at Tunefork Studios and at home, Beirut.
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio, New York.

Photo by Rachel Tabet. Design by ACN.

A collaborative release from Ruptured (Beirut) and Beacon Sound (Portland).
RPTD 028 / BNSD055


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Ruptured Records Beirut, Lebanon

Ruptured Records was founded in 2008 by DJ and radio host Ziad Nawfal and sound engineer & studio owner Fadi Tabbal, as an outlet for their activities as producers and promoters in Beirut. Ruptured releases music by artists from Lebanon and the MENA region in a variety of formats - with a strong focus on experimental rock and leftfield electronic music. ... more

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